Elected: 2019
Discipline: Philosophy, Theology and Law
Professor James A Harris FRSE

Professor of the History of Philosophy, University of St Andrews.

Professor James Harris has taught philosophy at the University of St Andrews since 2004. He works primarily on British philosophy in the 17th and 18th Centuries. James has a special interest in the Scottish Enlightenment, and in David Hume in particular. His book, ‘Hume: An Intellectual Biography’, was published by Cambridge University Press in 2015. His current research focuses on the history of political thought in 18th-Centuary Britain and, more generally, on the nature and role of philosophising, and the philosopher, throughout history.